Thomas Leysen

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Mediahuis chairman Thomas Leysen  is a banker, a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists and he has organised meetings of the Bilderberg free markets talking shop. He knows this game.

Wittebroodsweken. It is the Dutch word for honeymoon. And it’s over for Mediahuis, the Belgian-Dutch group that bought Independent News and Media (INM(...)

INM shareholders last month overwhelmingly backed the Mediahuis buyout

Belgian group Mediahuis has overhauled the management team and board of Independent News and Media (INM), after formally completing its €145.6 million(...)

Thomas Leysen, chairman of media company Mediahuis.

Belgo-Dutch newspaper publisher Mediahuis has increased its stake in Independent News & Media (INM) to 29.9 per cent, further cementing its positi(...)

Mediahuis CEO  Gert Ysebaert  and Thomas Leysen, its chairman,  in Dublin this week. Photograph; Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian banking group KBC, which has an Irish presence, held its main board meeting in Dublin a few years back. Its chairman, Flemish industrialis(...)

The €145 million proposed takeover of Independent News and Media (INM) by Belgian group Mediahuis was a tale of two meetings. At 11am, existing INM s(...)

Gert Ysebaert, CEO  (l) and Thomas Leysen, chairman, Mediahuis. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Belgian company that has agreed a €145.6 million deal to buy Independent News & Media (INM) says the price, which was criticised as being too (...)

 Larry Broderick: “I fail to see the logic behind a withdrawal from the Irish market and the subsequent loss of talent that KBC Ireland, and by extension the wider group, would suffer.”  Photograph:Tommy Clancy

The head of the Financial Services Union in Ireland has written to the global chairman and chief executive of KBC Bank in Belgium to urge them to reta(...)